The cold weather means it’s time to update our beauty routines. Here are our top skincare products for winter to keep your skin hydrated and glowing this season.
As the temperature drops and the cold winds pick up, it’s not just winter coats and boots that we have to stock up on. With the cool winter air, there also comes a need to refresh our skincare routines.
The reason being is that exposure to cold wind and indoor heaters can really take a toll on our skin’s natural moisture balance. When we are around these low-humidity environments, it draws the moisture away from our skin including the natural oils that help keep it protected and healthy. This leaves the skin feeling dry and lacklustre and breaks down the skin’s natural barrier function leaving it vulnerable to sensitivity, redness and irritation.
To combat this, it’s important to adopt a winter skincare routine that will strengthen your skin’s outermost layer. Our tip is to avoid harsh cleansers that contain sulfates and instead look for products that contain peptides and ceramides which reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier. Another ingredient to look for is vitamin C which will help protect the skin from environmental aggressors and repair existing cellular damage. This will help your skin feel healthy and hydrated, while also giving it that smooth, soft and dewy look.
When it comes to our top skincare products for winter, we’re drawn towards brightening serums and facial moisturisers that restore the skin’s clarity and luminosity. Each of these products works towards protecting the skin from external factors and free radicals, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosting hydration, and achieving a brighter more radiant complexion.
You know what they say… be good to your skin, you’ll wear it for the rest of your life.
Skincare products for winter hydration and bightness
Sisley Phyto Blanc Le Concentrate
RRP $520, 20ml
Freckles and mis-colouring often go hand-in-hand with long Australian summer holidays. Sisley Phyto Blanc Le Concentrate is an intensely moisturising serum based on the skin’s own DKK1 protein, a natural melanin production inhibitor. Used daily it will smooth out brown blemishes, grey toned skin and age spots to balance the complexion, refine the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
E.S.K Reverse “C” Serum/C Serum Lite
RRP $87, 50g | RRP $81, 50g
ESK has combined Vitamin C and Vitamin E into an intense serum that protects the skin from harsh winds and extreme sunshine. Used daily, it promises to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, redness and pigmentation.
Ella Baché Neobright Correcting Serum/Neobright Correcting Day Cream
RRP $119, 30ml | RRP $135, 50ml
Made with Australian Kakadu Plum Extract, which is high in Vitamin C, this gorgeous day cream helps to brighten, lighten and smooth the skin tone. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps the skin reducing the appearance of early wrinkles. Used morning and evening under your usual moisturiser, the serum will leave your skin feeling brighter and more radiant.
La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion
RRP $910, 30ml
Russia’s Tsars catapulted caviar into the world of utter extravagance. But it was La Prairie that was the first to use the eggs of the sturgeon fish in skin care. The tiny spheres burst with rare restorative powers that uplift the skin creating a brighter fresher appearance. Just like the gastronomic delight, a little goes a long way.
Crème de la Mer/The Brilliance Brightening Essence
RRP $250, 30ml | RRP $520, 30ml
Powered by sea born ferments, Creme de la Mer’s Brightening Essence captures the healing properties of the ocean. The lightweight serum reduces the appearance of dark spots and discolouration to unveil a clearer complexion. A Miracle Broth™encourages damaged skin cells to repair while a lime tea concentrate livens weakened skin barriers.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Brightening Serum/Ultra Brightening Moisturiser Cream
RRP $160, 30ml | RRP $95, 75ml
Declutter your skincare routine with Ultraceuticals’ multi-action serum. The five-in-one product luminates the skin and restores its natural clarity. It is an award-winning serum that targets hyper-pigmentation thanks to brightening active ingredients including Bearberry Extract and Oxyresveratrol.
For the ultimate skin treatment, pair the serum with the Ultra Brightening Moisturiser Cream. Its creamy texture melts into the skin to deliver long-lasting hydration without feeling oily or greasy.
Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Essential Crème
RRP $103, 50ml
This lightweight moisturiser uses the power of grape stem cells to reduce the first signs of ageing. Discovered by Ernest McCulloch and James Till at the University of Toronto in the early 1960s, stem cells are the raw materials from which all other cells with specialised functions are generated. Applied to the skin they can smooth the appearance of fine lines and promote the growth of new, younger looking skin.
The Jojoba Company Ultimate Serum
RRP $69.95, 30ml
Centuries ago, Native Americans extracted a luminous gold liquid from jojoba seeds to heal their skin. Today, Wadi-Wadi Jojoba is the signature skin ingredient that is grown in the nutrient-rich fields of Beresford Farm in Yenda NSW. The serum’s vegan formula has been clinically proven to increase the skin’s collagen by 9% and ensures your skin behaves as it always designed to.
Clinicals ERASE Delicating Resurfacing Mask
RRP $105, 30ml
Clinicals ERASE Delicate Resurfacing Mask is as good as an opulent hotel spa facial. Applied to the face, the smooth gel gently exfoliates the top layer of skin without damaging the epidermal barrier or causing redness or irritation. The unique blend of natural botanicals, fruit-based enzymes and amino acids plumps up the skin, removing excess oils and smoothing the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Rich Cream
RRP $145, 50ml
Sunshine and fresh air are wonderful for the soul, but they can dry out your skin over time, leading to blemishes, fine lines and rough dry patches. Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Rich Cream harnesses the power of spilanthes flower, horseradish and snowflake bulb to deliver a moisture boost to the deepest layers of your skin, plumping and infusing it with a hydrated, youthful glow.
LAMAV Omega 3,6,7 & 9 Antioxidant Oil
RRP $69, 30ml
Described as ‘a facelift in a bottle’ LAMAV’s Antioxidant Oil relieves tired, aging skin. CoEnzyme Q10 leads a star line up of ingredients that protect the skin from environmental stressors. Chia Seed and Acai Oil provide an instant healthy glow. Your skin will thank you for using this product especially in the cooler months. It contains phytoceramides which penetrate the skin barrier to treat dryness and flakiness.
Votary London Brightening Hyaluronic Serum
RRP $150, 50ml
Unify your skin tone with a brightening serum that nourishes, rebalances and illuminates the complexion. A herbal blend of bitter orange flower water, blueberry fruit, sugar cane and daffodil flower work to support the skin’s natural healing process. Key ingredients hyaluronic acid and AHA glycolic acid will revive your skin’s fullness and elasticity.
Recreation Beauty Vibrant Skin Oil
RRP $96, 30ml
There’s a new ingredient that is making waves in the skin care world: bakuchiol. Bakuchiol is retinol’s gentle all-natural little sister. Recreation Beauty’s Vibrant Skin Oil is infused with 25 natural botanical oils including bakuchiol that will transform dryer winter skin. The plant-derived face oil takes the confusion out of skincare by acting as a moisturiser, serum and eye treatment for all skin types.